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Stephanie Benson

  • MNLEND Fellow

Stephanie Benson is a first year Ph.D student in the Educational Psychology, Special Education at the University of Minnesota. She is completing her Master's degree in Educational Psychology, Special Education at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Benson also received her Honors B.A. in Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. She has worked for eight years as a Senior Therapist for a local agency providing services using applied behavior analysis in home for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. While completing her degrees, Ms. Benson has conducted studies using telehealth to provide communication interventions for children with challenging behavior including self-injury. Through MNLEND, she hopes to gain insight and skills to help provide necessary services to children with developmental disabilities and challenging behavior in remote areas of the state.